Sunday, December 7, 2008


As many of you might know Barbara at "Winos And Foodies" (Australia) is currently enduring another round of chemotherapy. Ilva at "Lucilian Delights" (Italy) and Bron at "Bron Marshall" thought that it would be a great idea to spread a little love via our blogs in order to help her go through those bad times and beat her cancer...

The "Virtual Hug" is being held this weekend (5-7 of December 2008), so please feel free to join us and show Barbara your warmest support!

I Care
I’m sending this to let you know
I think of you each day,
And pray for your recovery,
Hoping soon you’ll be okay.
You’re going through a lot right now;
You’re treatments can be trying;
Remember while you do them
It’s your problem you’re defying.
Hold on to your positive attitude,
And when things get hard to bear,
Know that I am here for you;
Remember that I care.
And when you’re well and flourishing,
Look back and realize,
You learned what you were made of;
That’s a reward that satisfies!
I believe in you; You can do it!
~ By Joanna Fuchs ~
The pansy got its name from the French word pensée, meaning "thought." It was named this because the flower resembles a human face. Also, it is said to nod forward as if it is in deep thought during the month of August...

Dear Barbara, although I might not know you well, please accept those delicate little flowers. Through them, I want to show you that you are in my thoughts as I pray for you everyday and wish your illness would stop harassing you...

Here's what I recommend you to eat in order for you to get better:
Caribbean Banana Soup (see recipe)
Caribbean Jerk Chicken (see recipe)
Chinese lemon Chicken (see recipe)
Chinese Steamed Fish - without the coriander (see recipe)
Fish Rendang (see recipes)
Vietnamese Chicken & Grapefruit Salad - without the coriander (see recipe)


  1. Lovely Post! Thoughts, hugs, and prayers for Barbara!

  2. Thanks Rosa for participating! Lovely photos!

  3. I love your post. Makes me feel good, too! ;-)


  4. Your post and kind word make me feel like I have been hugged as well. Here's to hoping that Barbara hears our prayers.

  5. Very thoughtful and kind words, Rosa.
    I wish her to be strong and doing well with her treatment!

  6. Beautiful post and photos Rosa.

  7. Rosa,
    God bless you for this lovely message, I shall head over to her site as requested by you and spread some love and support!

  8. What a lovely thing to do and beautiful pansy photos! Hugs and all kinds of positive thoughts to Barbara!

  9. Toujours de jolies photos par ici !

  10. Beautiful hug Rosa, thank you so much! My late Grandpop adored pansies, he would say they each had a unique & thoughtful face, I also love them too with such soft, gentle caring faces they are exactly what you need when you are feeling low. Thank you again & hugs from me too!

  11. C'est super joli, comme d'habitude chez toi.

  12. C'est beau l'amitié virtuelle:) Un gros ''hug '' pour Barbara!

  13. Ce post c'est "tout toi" toujours altruiste
    Big hugs, thoughts for Barbara, I hope she gets well soon
    bises aussi pour toi

  14. Très belles photos et si délicates !!!
    Bisous, Doria

  15. belle idee et je vais essayer de mettre quelque chose chez moi

  16. We are all with Barbara. Iam heading there to give her my warm wishes.

  17. I've been reading a lot of posts for Barbara today and our thoughts and prayers are with her. I was impressed with all the pansies I saw in Geneva. In Greece we call them Pansées (just like the French word).

  18. Lovely sentiments, Rosa!

    Best wishes Barbara. I hope you recover quickly and fully!

  19. Une tres jolie pensee qui on espere apportera du reconfort !
    bises Rosa

  20. Such a sweet and lovely hug :)

  21. C'est très gentil à toi d'écrire ce post.

  22. Really nice post here - I love this outpour of support.


  23. Wonderful post Rosa! I just went over to Barbara's blog and left a message. I wish her all the best. Thanks for sharing, Rosa.

  24. C'est très beau,très touchant ce billet !! J'espère de tout coeur que son traitement sera efficace et qu'elle poura puiser force et courage dans ses nombreux messages d'amitié !!

  25. Wonderful hugs for Barbara! :)

  26. je ne connaissais pas ce blog :-( mais une chose est sure je souhaite à Barbara beaucoup de courage et de force pour surmonter cette terrible épreuve qu'est le cancer et j'espère qu'elle reviendra très vite et en pleine santé

  27. Joli post de plein d'attention ...bisous

  28. Des photos très belles qui savent capter la délicatesse de ces fleurs...
    Bises, bonne soirée

  29. Sending best wishes to Barbara.

  30. big, big hugs and best wishes to Barbara. <3

  31. Superbes photos, Rosa

    J'aurai une pensée pour Barbara